Omron Strapless Heartrate Monitor Interval Running Challenge

Our last campaign with Omron Fitness was so successful, Mamavation is doing round two with 25 more bloggers, but this time it’s going to be about running and the  Strapless Heart Rate Monitor (HR-5ooU).

Mamavation Omron Running Challenge

This monitor helps you work out SMARTER and is easier to use than other heart rate monitors. They’ve eliminated the strap, so now when it comes to monitoring and staying in THE ZONE, it’s all in the wrist.  The monitor alerts you when you are in the right heart rate zone to ensure an optimal workout. Walking 10,000 steps a day is recommended, but you can also achieve the same benefits walking 5,000 steps at a higher exercise level. Wanna cheat like the pros and still get a better workout? Let the Strapless Heart Rate Monitor from Omron help you. By connecting the monitor via USB cable and integrating it with, users can transfer data and track progress over time and share achievements via email, Facebook and Twitter with friends, family or healthcare professionals from their own personal dashboard.

Cool. Easy. An improvement on technology.

Details about Opportunity:

  • We are searching for 25 bloggers that have active blogs and also utilize other social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest & Instagram.
  • Each blogger will receive the Strapless Heart Rate Monitor (HR-5ooU) valued at about $150
  • Bloggers will receive a 3 week training plan to get them ready to run a 5K or higher depending on their level of fitness
  • Each blogger will also be compensated $150 cash after all terms are met via Paypal
  • In addition, the top 5 bloggers who put out the best effort will receive an additional $50 in compensation

What is Required during Campaign:

  • Bloggers are required to follow the 3 week interval running plan created by @MrBookieboo and use the Omron strapless heartrate monitor in each training session to help get them ready for a 5K or higher
  • Bloggers are required to run a virtual 5K or higher on 3/30 somewhere around their home
  • Bloggers are required to create ONE post with information about their time with the Omron Strapless Heartrate Monitor
  • Bloggers are required to use the platform on to connect their HR-500U and tweet and Facebook their results after workouts
  • Bloggers are required to tweet at @MrBookieboo after they have finished every workout

Important dates to remember:

  • Applications close on March 5th
  • Bloggers are selected on March 6th
  • Campaign starts on March 11th
  • Campaign ends on March 30th with a virtual 5K. Everyone is encouraged to participate.

How to Apply

  • Share this post on two of the social media platforms of your choice like Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. (If you decide to tweet or pin this post, please also include the #iheartOmron hashtag.)  If you decide to tweet please use this “PAID #FITNESS OPP: @OmronFitness needs 25 bloggers for #Mamavation Running Challenge. Apply here,  #iheartOmron”
  • Fill out the application below
  • Preferential treatment will be given to bloggers who are ALSO part of the Mamavation forums. If you would like to join click here for details.

SPECIAL JOB FOR ONE BLOGGER: I’m looking for ONE blogger out of this group who can help us adjust the running plans of the more seasoned runners. We will be welcoming runners that go well beyond a 5K as well and since Mamavation is a 5K kinda community, we can use some additional help. We are specifically looking for someone who can help us by being a mentor to the runners, someone who has run LOADS of marathons, someone who knows their stuff. This position will get paid an EXTRA $200 as a retainer fee to help us configure plans for the runners that are doing beyond a 5K. Do you like to mentor? Then check off the last question “I wanna mentor” part of the application please.

Warning: Mamavation is a NO WHINING ZONE. If you need to whine, go elsewhere please. Sour grapes are totally not cool because they spoil the enjoyment of the people who are selected. Mamavation gets lots of opportunities. Please be considerate of others.

Disclosure: Bookieboo LLC is being compensated to administer and organize this campaign. We are also compensating bloggers for their time and honest opinions about the product.


Leah Segedie is the Founder of Mamavation and Bookieboo, a blogger network. After losing over 100 lbs, she started a career mentoring women in health and since then has assisted in over 3,500 lbs lost via the Mamavation community. Leah and her work has been mentioned in Ladies Home Journal, Reader's Digest, Fitness, Women's Day, CNN, ABC, CBS, the O'Reilly Factor, AOL, Entrepreneur, and Yahoo to name a few. She works from home in her fuzzy slippers.


  1. I am still floored, and excited from the amazing success stories of the previous #IheartOmron campaign! This would be a great boost to my running and weight loss goals.

  2. What a great opportunity that also motivates and supports bloggers in their quest to be active – great job Omron and Bookie Boo!

  3. I applied and am keeping all of my everything crossed until the 6th! This is right up my alley and would LOVE the boost. Thanks, Bookieboo and Omron for the opportunity to apply!

  4. I am a Nutrisystem blogger right now and struggling with ways to implement exercise into my busy routine. This just might be the kicker. I’ve lost 15.6 pounds and I have a long way to go. This would be a great motivator and a great start to continue my journey on getting healthy. Thanks for the opp!

  5. Applied! This looks like a fantastic campaign :).

  6. Thank you for allowing me to apply! I’d love to join together with a virtual community and have love and support while doing a 5k! :)

  7. Woohoo! Fingers crossed.

  8. I applied and am hoping for the best! Good luck everyone!

  9. I follow weight watchers and exercise however I can’t lose this last 13 lbs. I think this will be the extra kick I need.

  10. Just applied. Fingers and toes crossed as this would be a great boost to my goal of running a few 5K’s this spring/summer. Thank you for the possible opportunity.

  11. Roxanne DeBord says:

    Fingers crossed! I would love to get in shape. Finally got to my pre-pregnancy weight, but still need an extra kick to shape up. :)

  12. What an awesome opportunity! I’d love to be among the number of success stories from the previous omron campaign.

  13. I am planning to run my second 1/2 marathon this year and am trying to get motivated in starting up my run training again. After switching gears recently to a strength training focus and only doing cardio training within the fat burning zone I am missing running just for the sake of enjoying the run and this would be a great way to kickstart my training again. Thanks for the awesome opportunity to apply and here’s hoping I am chosen to participate!

  14. Melanie says:

    I am so excited! I would love to be part of this.

  15. I would really like to be a part of this campaign and show fitness comes in all shapes and sizes! I love to run and regularly report my run scores, so this would be perfect for me.

  16. Great challenge! I love that this encourages ACTIVITY rather than focusing on the number on the scale. :) Kudos and excited to see the 25 bloggers chosen for this campaign.

  17. Awesome! I’d love to be able to train myself to run 5K!

  18. Applied and love this Challenge! To see it be focused on people seeing an extrinsic goal of a race, verses losing weight is awesome! I look forward to see who the bloggers are for the campaign! Good luck everyone!

  19. I would love to be chosen. I feel like I have middle age spread. It looks motivating and supportive, exactly what the doctor ordered.

  20. This is an AMAZING opportunity for both already fit people and for people who would want to become fit.Thank you and I appreciate this offer !

  21. This is a super amazing opportunity!

  22. Em Frappier says:

    This is exactly what I need to better my running and increase my speed! What a great opportunity!

  23. Sounds awesome but I do believe it would take Mark a hell of a lot long than a month to get me in shape to run 5K.

  24. karen annunziata says:

    Not only an I excited by an opportunity to run a virtual 5k, but this has motivated me to begin a blog and become an active member of!! A little incentive gets the motivation flowing!!

  25. Shared on twitter!

    And on Facebook!

    I could really use this to get my weight loss started!

  26. How fun! What a great way to kick off spring. I tweeted the challenge!

  27. Thank you for the opportunity! I want to train to run!!! I tweeted and gave a pin on Pinterest! Thanks!

  28. I’d love to be a part of this especially since I have my first 10k at the end of this month!!!

  29. Just entered! What a great way to encourage and challenge one another-thanks for the opportunity!

  30. Woo hoo! I applied and appreciate the consideration. Thanks so much!

    Shared on

  31. On January 2, I went from couch to, well… running 1.5 miles without feeling like I’m dying. lol. I signed up for the Color Me Rad 5k for 4/6, so this would be an awesome opportunity for me! Thanks for the chance!

  32. This is such a wonderful opportunity for bloggers to not only boost their own exercise routine, but also motivate their readers and families to get moving as well!

  33. What great stories from the first round of Omron achievers! I would love to participate and increase my health for the sake of myself and my family.

  34. So very awesome I would love to be considered. I have bee looking for a heart rate monitor ad this would be an awesome way to try one out.

  35. I would love to participate and have applied. I have never done a 5k and this would be a great opportunity for me to get fit. Thank you!

  36. Beyond excited to try a HRM without that bloody chest strap.

  37. I would love the opportunity to train with this community and share our experiences on my blog.

  38. Our city’s big marathon/5k is in April – this would be such a great way to get motivated for this. I really want to do a 5k and get healthy but fear is definitely holding me back however, I’ve always found great motivation with the Mamavation group!

  39. I am registered for four 5K’s during March and April. I am ready for training! I’m new to the Mamavation group and look forward to this new community.

  40. Thanks for this awesome opportunity! I am excited to apply, and will be keeping my fingers crossed until the 6th! I would love to be able to do this opp, as I’m already training for a 10k in June!

  41. What if the 5k is one week away from 3/30? I have one scheduled to run on 4/6? Or must it be on 3/30?

  42. I would love to try this out. I wonder if it can take the abuse I can dish out. A mud run, timed 5k and the color run all planned this month within the trial period.

  43. SO excited about this opportunity! As a runner with a heart condition, I alway have to monitor my heart, this would be such a wonderful opportunity to do such a thing while also being able to continue on my journey of fitness and weight loss!

  44. I joined the forum, I tweeted, and I pinned. I would like to participate in this. Thanks for the opportunity!:)

  45. Tweeted: 3/3/2013
    Omron Strapless Heartrate Monitor Interval Running Challenge

  46. Very excited!! As always a fantastic opp! Thank You Leah!!

  47. Kathryn says:

    Wonderful opportunity. Thanks so much for bringing this opportunities to us. I have lost 17 pounds since January and have been implementing running into my exercise routine. This would be a wonderful way to up my game in my weight loss journey. Tweeted 3/3:
    Pinned 3/3:

    Thanks so much!

  48. Kathryn says:

    Just joined the forum. Waiting to be added. :) Thanks again!

  49. What a great way to bring in spring!

  50. Excited for another opportunity! I have an 8k the first weekend of April, so this is PERFECT timing to ge my legs ready! 😀



  51. Fantastic opp, thanks!

  52. Question for you–I have a marathon on 3/16, so doing a training plan and race for 3/30 doesn’t fit my schedule. However, I am interested in applying for the coaching position. (I’ve been running for 15 yrs and am a certified running coach) A possibility at all?

  53. What a fantastic opportunity!! Just applied and would love to mentor and have “company on the road” this month!! Woohoo!

  54. I would love to participate – and share my experiences on my blog throughout the challenge. Can’t wait to see and support those who are chosen on the 6th!

  55. Just tweeted and facebooked. What a cool opportunity!

  56. Just pinned on pinterest, tweeted, and shared on facebook!

  57. Tweeted and shared on FB.

  58. I tweeted and shared on my FB wall! (Twitter handle is @bekkib73) and FB is

    What a great opportunity!

  59. Pinned and tweeted! Love sharing my running journey and fitness inspiration with my readers/followers! Thanks for the opportunity!

  60. Tweeted and Facebooked :) I would love to rock this for y’all!

  61. Pinned and tweeted!!

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